Discretive
Discretive Dis*cre"tive, a. [L. discretivus. See {Discrete}.] Marking distinction or separation; disjunctive. [1913 Webster]

{Discretive proposition} (Logic & Gram.), one that expresses distinction, opposition, or variety, by means of discretive particles, as but, though, yet, etc.; as, travelers change their climate, but not their temper. [1913 Webster]


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  • Discretive proposition — Discretive Dis*cre tive, a. [L. discretivus. See {Discrete}.] Marking distinction or separation; disjunctive. [1913 Webster] {Discretive proposition} (Logic & Gram.), one that expresses distinction, opposition, or variety, by means of discretive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discrete — Dis*crete , a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere. See {Discreet}.] 1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, I resign my life, but not my honor, is a discrete… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discrete movement — Discrete Dis*crete , a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere. See {Discreet}.] 1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, I resign my life, but not my honor, is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discrete proportion — Discrete Dis*crete , a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere. See {Discreet}.] 1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, I resign my life, but not my honor, is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discrete quantity — Discrete Dis*crete , a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere. See {Discreet}.] 1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, I resign my life, but not my honor, is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discretively — Dis*cre tive*ly, adv. In a discretive manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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